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Grants We Have Awarded

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Willen Hospice

December 2017 | Awarded: £4,994

To fund a physiotherapist as part of the ‘PREP Programme’, which helps those in the earlier stages of a life limiting illness, so that they can have an ongoing lifestyle and manage their condition more effectively. It is a free service that offers physiotherapy, speech therapy and other support.

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Riverside Parks Group

December 2017 | Awarded: £1,030

To fund entertainment and toilets for the Riverside Fair in Stony Stratford. The fair attracts families to the park and encourages people to use it more frequently, it is also an opportunity for the attendees to learn about their local environment, while enjoying the attractions and entertainment.

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Phoenix Rising:MK

December 2017 | Awarded: £4,400

To fund two marketing project leaders and venue hire for 6 months for a music project within MK for adults with learning disabilities and difficulties. The project will help them develop their verbal and communication skills. The project will end in the summer, with 3 performances at different venues.

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Georgina Lee

November 2017 | Awarded: £2,000

Georgina Lee is this years music bursary winner! The bursary was presented at Milton Keynes City Orchestra. Georgina hopes to buy an 'A' Clarinet so she is able to play the orchestral music that she is aspiring to.

Milton Keynes Fawcett Group

October 2017 | Awarded: £420

To fund the travel costs and the refreshments for an exhibition that will celebrate the contributions made by women to Milton Keynes in it's early days. The exhibition at central library, aims to promote gender equality discussions and focus on the accomplishments of these inspiring women.

FeedMK

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,000

To fund a three course meal for people in Milton Keynes who are homeless and who live in poverty that will be held in the Lakes Estate. The meal is prepared to restaurant quality and guests receive table service. The meal offers an opportunity for the guests to feel valued.

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Building Bridges

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,000

To fund resources needed and training for volunteers to provide free maths and English lessons for approximately 2 hours a week, for refugee children living in Milton Keynes. The aim is for the children to integrate more and for the likelihood of them being bullied to be reduced.

Wolverton Secret Garden Society

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the costs for an event in North Milton Keynes that will light up the gardens and the Bill Billings mural; as part of the MK50 celebrations. The internationally known light artist Ulf Pedersen will be responsible for the installation. The event will focus on bringing people together.

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New City Radio

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund materials, a mixing board and mics, and the OFCOM FM licence fee needed to promote the group, which allows the art and culture of Milton Keynes to be highlighted on the group’s radio station, so Milton Keynes residents are more aware of the local talent.

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The Play’s The Thing Theatre Company

October 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the set design for the play, and fund the coach costs for 75 disadvantaged young people from MK Academy to attend the ‘Our Town’ production. The aim is to inspire young people to enhance their cultural experience so as to have a positive effect on them.

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MK Melting Pot

September 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the hiring costs for a variety event for Black History Month; which include hall hire, volunteer costs and promotional materials to promote the communities knowledge of black history month and show the contributions and achievements of Black people to British society.

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Get Involved Volunteering

September 2017 | Awarded: £4,968

To fund a project for sixth form students to be trained as mentors in safeguarding, health and safety, conflict resolution and leadership; so they can lead younger children into developing youth fundraising and social action projects. The project will also include team building activities for those involved.

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